If Microsoft engineered people...

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  1. roland.g macrumors 603

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    With all the movies like the Terminator series and Bladerunner or the Island or Gattaca in which we look forward to a future in which technology and biology become more entrenched, or simply thinking of the hideous prospect of what if Bill Gates had been God, it makes me think that if Microsoft had engineered or had anything to do with the biomechanics of our future evolution, we'd all have Aids or Cancer.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    True, but the little paperclip in our minds would always be there to cheer us up.... :)
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I wonder how CRTL-ALT-DEL would be implemented? ;)
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    Can I just point out that there may well be people on this forum living with cancer or HIV/AIDS? Do you not maybe think this thread could be in extremely poor taste?
     
  5. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. I'm not one to normally take offence to throw away comments, but I don't think that was the best comment to put out there.
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    OK, then can we change it to: "If MS engineered people, we'd always be sick and full of viruses."



    With a gun to the head.
     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    Much better. Hey roland.g, get editing!!
     
  8. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    Just go watch the "get a mac" videos.. that is probably what will happen.
     
  9. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yes, I understand that terminal diseases are serious. And I am truly sorry for anyone facing one. However, I'm sure anyone in that situation is glad there aren't more people stricken too.

    It's just a thread. It's not even really a punchline. And I didn't make a joke at their expense. It's okay for things like that to come up in conversation, and they don't have to be serious ones. I chose those as examples of things that are more serious, hence the analogy. That said, my apologies to anyone without enough levity to let this slide.
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Probably a little hard to boot after that! ;)
     
  11. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Everyone in the world would have brains like me.....that would be scary.
     
  12. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Would we all have to push "Start" first before we could to go to sleep?
     
  13. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    In attempting to wake from sleeping every morning we'd all freeze, crash, and dump.
     
  14. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    But we would get used to it and consider it normal! ;)
     
  15. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    And that's different how?
     
  16. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -MongoTheGeek

    Well, I tend not to freeze, and there is significantly more gas involved.
     
  17. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I hope the CPU fan works! ;)
     
  18. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -sushi

    Looooud rattle.
     
  19. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Perhaps that's why the world is the way it is. :eek:

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    right nipple - left nipple - belly button :D whooo 500th post
     
  22. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Seems reasonable.

    Just thinking what it would look like for a roomful of folks reseting themselves. It would be quite a site to see. :D
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's much more pleasant to reset someone else than to reset yourself. Although I think I've been traditionally going to the left nipple before the right nipple. Then again, the warm boot that comes after the reset is even nicer than the reset. :D
     
  24. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    You could always have a soft key approach so that you could program the sequence to suit your individual desires! :)
     

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